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Course Details


Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

Course ID 168168
4C-For Children
(414) 562-2650


The Skills and Strategies Class will prepare individuals to be successful in the role of a Lead/Head Child Care Teacher in an early childhood setting. This will be accomplished by thoroughly examining the subjects of curriculum planning and activity selection in a developmentally appropriate early childhood environment. Additional topics to be covered include exploring strategies to involve parents and the role of observation in a developmentally appropriate program. Child guidance and professionalism are also further developed.

This class is one of the required classes for all Lead/Head Teachers in Group Child Care programs.

45.00 Hours
3.00 Additional Hours

Course Level

Tier 3

General Continuing Education

Course Category

Early Childhood

DCF - Narrow Entry Level
DCF - Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher (Attendees notified by Postcard)
DCF - Qualifying Course

1. Child Development (5 Hours)
2. Family Systems and Dynamics (3 Hours)
3. Diversity (4 Hours)
4. Special Needs, Disabilities, and Inclusive Practices (2 Hours)
5. Learning Experiences, Strategies, and Curriculum (10 Hours)
6. Health, Safety, and Nutrition (6 Hours)
7. Guidance and Nurturing (3 Hours)
8. Observation, Screening, and Assessment (3 Hours)
10. Professionalism (9 Hours)
12-C Administration and Management - Personnel (3 Hours)

Classroom Staff

Infants (0-12 months)
One Year Olds (13-24 months)
Two to Two and half (25-30 months)
Two and a Half to Three - (31-36 months)
Three Year Olds - (37-48 months)
Four Year Olds (49-60 months)
Five Year Olds (61-72 months)

Learning Objectives

1. Explore the relationship between growth and development of children and curriculum planning.
2. Create developmentally appropriate lesson or unit plans.
3. Use observation methods to document growth and development.
4. Provide for the individual needs of children with developmental differences.
5. Incorporate awareness and respect for diversity in curriculum planning.
6. Provide for developmentally appropriate and safe environments for children.
7. Select developmentally appropriate toys and games.
8. Incorporate language and literacy strategies in lesson/unit planning.
9. Incorporate creative activities for children (art, rhythm, music, imaginative and dramatic play, art, etc.) in lesson/unit planning.
10. Incorporate social studies, science, and math activities into lesson/unit planning.
11. Incorporate activities to develop large and small motor skills into lesson/unit planning.
12. Incorporate occasional activities (celebrations, technology, food, woodworking, etc.) into lesson/unit planning.
13. Create learning centers.
14. Use positive guidance to facilitate developmentally appropriate activities and schedules with children.
15. Select methods for interacting with and communicating with families.
16. Create a plan for professional development.

There are no events currently scheduled for this course.